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Karen Lopez
Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Alcohol is a cosmopolitan drink. Everywhere around the world could use for different practices, such as traditional ceremonies, celebrations, and possibly inreligion. Over the years, alcohol has become a popular “drug” to people. It could end up people becoming addicts. Even though in many places, there are restrictions towards alcohol, people are stillpersuaded towards advertisement and maybe even influence.
Many people find an excuse as alcohol being “in moderation.” Alcohol is described as being a pleasant state of mind and easing. Althoughpeople are chugging down the alcohol to their system, do they actually think about what can be the possible short or long term effects? When alcohol is consumed, it's absorbed into a person'sbloodstream. From there, it affects the central nervous system which controls almost all body functions. Alcohol actually blocks some of the messages trying to get to the brain. This changes a person'sawareness, emotions, movement, vision, and hearing. That’s why it’s highly recommended not to drive drunk. Since alcohol blocks messages to the brain, it’s harder to react faster than being in a normalstate. For example my uncle saw a car coming towards his way and crashed against each other, this because you’re reactions are slower. People who use both alcohol and drugs also are at risk for dangerousinteractions between these substances. For example, a person who uses alcohol with depressants, whether these drugs are prescribed or taken illegally, is at increased risk of fatal poisoning. Since thealcohol is in your whole body system, it could affect your organs and tissues; which later on, it could become chronic. The use of alcohol will contribute in diseases in the digestive system, cancer,and cardiovascular disease. You could also develop a “beer belly” which is the android, which is bad section to consume central fat. There are treatments for people who re addicts to alcohol. Many...
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